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Are you inviting your parents' friends?

Lynnie, on September 3, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 87
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How did you negotiate the guest list with your parents? Are you extending the invite to some of their friends as well? Or keeping your wedding more intimate than that?

Are you inviting your parents' friends?


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Latest activity by Michelle, on December 31, 2020 at 8:09 PM
  • Cassandra7
    Super August 2006
    Cassandra7 ·
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    There was nothing to negotiate. It was our wedding, our reception, our guest list.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    The ones that we have a relationship with.
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    Yes, I knew who most of them would be. But my mom isn't sure on some.

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  • Brittany
    Super October 2020
    Brittany ·
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    I did not budge on this one. My mother only has a few and if I am not that close to them it was a no. FH's side doesn't really have any other than family and we weeded them out by if he has talked to them by if he has been close with them or not. That's how we decided.

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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber ·
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    Our parents have both given us lists of friends they want invited. We did veto a few on both sides, either for the sake of not wanting their drama or from having never met them.

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  • Ashley
    Dedicated August 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Any of our parents’ friends we invited we would consider family, thankfully. And they didn’t ask for any others.
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  • M
    VIP September 2019
    Mrs. Bubba ·
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    Mom’s friends will be there to represent her since she will be there in spirit.

    I made sure to invite those that I am familiar with.
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  • Kellie
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kellie ·
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    That would be a big no.
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  • Denise
    Super September 2019
    Denise ·
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    Only the ones we are friends with too. Again going with the theme of if we don't know them then no thanks

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  • Sara
    Expert October 2020
    Sara ·
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    Yes... again I am kind of on the fence about this. Fiances parents want to invited like 7 couples. I personally know like 3 of them and I'm not that happy about inviting people I don't know. My mom is inviting 2 couples. One is my neighbor from growing up and they have always always supported me and have a good relationship with finance. The other is someone I have known for about 20 years and she also has always supported me and fiance.

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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura ·
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    Our parents have sadly all passed on, so no. My mom's best friend was my dad's stepsister, who is my favorite aunt, she'll be there. My godparents will be there, and they were close friends of my parents. Other than than most of their friends have also sadly passed. It's a sad part of us getting married in our 50's

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  • Brittany
    Super May 2020
    Brittany ·
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    If my parent's friends aren't associated with me somehow, they have no reason to be there on my special day.

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  • Marcus & Marlisa
    Devoted June 2021
    Marcus & Marlisa ·
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    Most to all of my mom's friends are invited because she has been friends with them for 30+ years so I am pretty close to them since they were around while I was growing up. Co workers of hers are not invited
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  • Chinda
    Devoted November 2020
    Chinda ·
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    Some of my parents friends i dislike very much. They are not invited. If they are they will be escorted out.
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  • Rebecca
    Savvy October 2020
    Rebecca ·
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    Im only inviting a few of my parents friends because ive known them forever myself.
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  • Erin
    VIP December 2020
    Erin ·
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    Only the ones who are the parents of my friends.
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  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·
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    I did invite my parent's friends, and my friend's families. Most of them are coming

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  • Amanda
    Expert October 2019
    Amanda ·
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    We're inviting some of my parents friends, but they're also friends I've not almost my entire life. It was a struggle to even get FH to invite his family so none of his parents friends are invited.
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  • VIP November 2021
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    Yes we gave our parents a 4-6 people each
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  • Nicole
    Beginner May 2021
    Nicole ·
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    My mom added 2 people to our list and I was ok with it since I've known them since I was a kid but I would say no if they wanted to add others since they arent really contributing towards the cost of our event. If my parents were making a significant financial contribution I would be more inclined to honor their guest lists.
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